Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Bringin' It!

Do you know what you are meant for? Are you clear on your purpose in this life? Have you discovered that thing, that special magical thing, that you are supposed to be sharing with the rest of us?

There are some of us that know. There are many that think we might know. Some that know but then change our minds because the thing that we feel that we are meant for is too different, too "out there". We decide we need to push that thing aside and strive for more of a successful, responsible, normal grown up thing. And there are some of us, that have no frickin' clue. Some that don't care, some that just can't dig deep enough or get naked enough to find it.

Most kids grow up having ideas about what they want to be. It's likely to change every few years, unless they are super duper passionate about something. I can remember a few of my early childhood "when I grow up" plans. There was the archaeologist, the nun, the teacher, the theologian, the actress and the writer. I had some lofty plans as a youngster! As I look at that list though, I see some ties, a quality or two that those professions, those callings, have in common or that compliment one another. The digger of history and knowledge. Whether it be hidden ancient artifacts or spiritual and religious practices and secrets. The teacher of minds, the caretaker of souls. The one who shares what they know and hopes to ignite a passion, hopes to make a difference.

For a long time, I forgot about those plans I made when I was 8 years old. I forgot about what my soul knew since before I was even born. I started working when I was 15 and just kept going. I went to junior college for a little bit, but soon realized I didn't even need to do that. I decided to work, to have a career, not a calling. To be a good banker, manager, administrator, whatever. To make the money, get the benefits and stock options and win the awards. It went well for over a decade and a half. There is nothing wrong with corporate life, if that is what you are meant for. But when you are climbing the ladder and feel like you are selling your soul, you are probably not doing what you are meant to do.

I forgot what I was meant to do, and I was smack dab in the middle of being a young(ish) married, new mom, homeowner, middle(ish) class member of society. I think most of us feel a bit trapped at that point. You have to work, to make a living, to support the family, the house, the cars, the stuff. You don't have a lot of time then to ponder on your lost purpose. But the time comes, when things get shaken up. Whether it is because of losing a job, or struggling through a difficult relationship, facing some kind of illness or loss. The universe decides it's time for you to remember. It's time to remind you about who you are and why you are here, what you are meant to be doing with your life.

When you poke your head up out of the aftermath, things are different. You are different, but the same. The same person you have always been, REALLY, before all of the masks, and costumes, and charades. And then you remember. Oh yyyyyaaaaaa! I'm here to share. To heal. To uncover. To bring the light!

I'm still working a job. A job that is not my passion. But, I'm also exploring my calling. I'm letting the memories of who I truly am sink in deep. I'm digging, and listening, learning, and teaching, sharing, and healing. I'm shining the light, hoping to make it easier for you to see. I'm discovering long lost truths that I'm compelled to share. I'm listening to nature speak it's healing sounds of nurturing and support. I'm a student and I'm a teacher. I'm healing through intuition, energy, faith and love. I'm bringin' it.

It's never too late to jostle your memory. And I promise, it doesn't hurt that much. It could be a bit uncomfortable, but much less painful then living a life without purpose. It may feel like there are too many obstacles. It might be scary to face change. You might think it's not worth all the hassle. But it is! It's everything. It's the key to who you are, underneath it all. We need you, to be YOU, in all of your magical glory. Because when you are living your purpose you are magical. Like medicine to the soul of the world.


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